“But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 

They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.”

Luke 24:1-2 (NLT)


“The next day,on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: 'After three days I will rise from the dead.' So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we'll be worse off than we were at first.” Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.” So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.”

Matthew 27:62-65 (NLT)





“Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.” ​Matthew 28:2 (NLT)


“The guards shook with fear when they saw him [the angel of the Lord], and they fell into a dead faint.”Matthew 28:3


“So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.” Luke 24:3

“Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 


She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” 

John 20:11-15 (NLT)



“As the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and told the leading priests what had happened. A meeting with the elders was called, and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe. They told the soldiers, “You just say, 'Jesus' disciples came during the night while we were sleeping, and they stole his body.” If the governor hears about it, we'll stand up for you so you won't get in trouble.” So the guards accepted the bribe and said what they were told to say. Their story spread widely among the Jews, and they still tell it today.” 

 Mathew 28:11-15 (NLT)


“As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground.” Luke 24:4-5a



“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”  Luke 24:5b

“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!”  ​Luke 24:6b


“Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.” Then they remembered that he had said this.”. Luke 24:6b-8


“Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”). John 20:16 (NLT)








“So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened.”

Luke 24:9 (NLT)







“During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.”Acts 1:3 (NLT)